Being a Co-op Director: personal reflection

photo of Luke Murphy
Current Director, Luke Murphy (middle)

Would you like to be a Co-op Director? Our AGM will be held on 19 November 2015, and nominations for Director close at 5pm on Tuesday 17th November (see here for more information).

Being a Director of an organisation like ours gives you valuable experience and a greater opportunity for you to provide input into the direction and success of the Co-op. Current Director, Luke Murphy reflects on his experience:

Being a director for Flame Tree Co-op has been a great experience. As a director you become immersed in the Co-op environment, working alongside other directors and coordinators to all help steer the Co-op and keep it going so that we can continue to provide such an important service to the community.

I have enjoyed the laid back, fun nature of the meetings – tempered by the odd passionate debate – all in the interest of having a better Co-op and better food system. It’s definitely not like any other board I’ve been on.

I’ve been lucky enough to meet a bunch of interesting and inspiring people through being a director. It’s so great to have a group of people all so passionate about sustainability and good food.

It is a rewarding experience, but there is work involved. Some weeks it’s not much but some weeks can be demanding on time, so you’ll need to be prepared for that. That said, if you aren’t able to complete your tasks, there is always good support from other directors and coordinators. That’s the great thing about the Co-op – it’s a very supportive environment.

Want to be involved? The role is open to active members of the Co-op. Find out more here and submit your nomination before 5pm Tuesday 17 November.